FreeBSD : ngircd -- format string vulnerability (bc4a7efa-7d9a-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19100


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A No System Group security advisory reports that ngircd is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability in the Log_Resolver() function of log.c, if IDENT support is enabled. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the ngircd daemon, which is root by default.

Note: By default the FreeBSD ngircd port does not enable IDENT support.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19100

File Name: freebsd_pkg_bc4a7efa7d9a11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ngircd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0226

BID: 12434